The train has been on the track for 20 years, but five members of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee didn’t think that was enough of a reason to make sure it stays there. The issue is the ability of ...
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The First and Second Amendments to the U.S. Constitution seldom are as juxtaposed as they were today before the Senate Courts of Justice Committee. The debate was over Senate Bill 529, carried for the Freedom of Information Advisory Council by ...Read More »
Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn and Judge LeRoy F. Millette Jr. of the Virginia Court of Appeals could be out of a job Saturday. Nobody expects that to happen, but their appointments by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine expire Friday in the ...Read More »
Michael Vick, the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback now doing time in federal prison on dogfighting charges, can keep nearly $20 million in bonuses paid by the team, a federal judge in Minneapolis ruled this morning. A special master found in ...Read More »
Alfred M. Tripp, the Norfolk circuit judge who has not been on the bench since October, has resigned, according to his lawyer. The reason? Tripp’s lawyer, Carl Eason, isn’t talking, citing client confidentiality. The Virginian-Pilot quotes one source as saying ...Read More »
Handed down a year ago, the decision in Ford Motor Co. v. Benitez was one of the top legal news stories in 2007. In Benitez, the Supreme Court of Virginia upheld a $2,000 sanction against a defense attorney who, after ...Read More »
One of last year’s fiercest lobbying battles in the General Assembly has been one-sided so far this time around. Domestic relations attorneys, with the support of the Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, are determined to get ...Read More »